Stoke defender Carl Dickinson is determined to carve out a career at the Britannia Stadium.
Dickinson, 22, went out on loan to Leeds after finding himself on the fringes of the first team this season, but is determined to kick on next season.
He said: "I have three more years left and want to be part of this club as it moves on.
"It has been a frustrating season for me. That why I went on loan to Leeds as I just want to play football. I really enjoyed my time there.
"Hopefully my chance will come at Stoke. There is a great spirit in the squad as we all fight for one and other and are willing to go the extra yard for one and other."